“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
— Mark Twain
While conducting a workshop in upstate New York some years ago, a young lady told me her story:
She was a college student and happened to read Robert Kiyosaki’s book, “Rich Dad – Poor Dad.”
She was motivated and excited to learn about being in her own business. It wasn’t something she had learned at her university. So, next she read Robert Kiyosaki’s book, “Rich Dad’s Business School for People Who Like Helping People.”
Now she was totally sold on network marketing but she didn’t know anyone in network marketing. Wow! There goes that old saturation myth.
She began calling everyone she knew, and even people she didn’t know. When she finally found a network marketer, she was so excited that someone would actually help her get started.
The moral of the story?
There are millions of people out there who don’t know about network marketing and what it can do for them. There are many books that are great tools to create desire in ordinary prospects looking for a better life.
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A distributor wanted to continue holding hotel opportunity meetings. The hotel meeting room cost $200. The number of new guests averaged only 10, and the average was dropping.
This meant that the distributor invested $20 in each guest in meeting room costs ($200 divided by 10 guests).
It would be cheaper to hold the meeting in a restaurant, and offer to pay for each guest’s meal. And, if no guests showed up for the meeting, there would be no cost, unlike the fixed hotel meeting room cost.
It would be easier to invite a guest to a dinner meeting with the offer of a free meal — than to get a guest to a hotel opportunity meeting.
This method helps with small or marginal opportunity meetings until the group grows into a larger, more exciting hotel opportunity meeting.
I take experts to lunch every chance I get. Why? Because it is the cheapest consulting anyone can get.
Here is a gem from my lunch with an expert:
“I don’t care about prospects who are undecided. I only care about the person who is willing to work my system.”
This pro simply concentrates on building leaders, and making them successful. All of his focus and energy goes into a select few prospects who share his vision.
If you were going to earn $5,000 a month from a good leader, how much time would you invest in finding that prospect?
Some time ago, I did a training meeting for a nutrition company in Sweden.
Some distributors came late and complained, “There is no parking!”
The training was at a meeting room in a health club, and of course, it’s January. Everybody is at the health club in January. They are going to work on their New Year’s goal to get in shape and lose weight … for only a few more days.
Next month, the parking lot will be empty.
So, there are two types of networkers in the world.
Those that complain, “There is no parking!”
And, those networkers that say, “Hey! Look at all these prospects who want to get healthy!”
Yes, some people look for reasons to fail. Others look for problems, and they know that in every problem, somebody is going to make a lot of money solving it.
In network marketing, we solve people’s problems. We help them lose weight, have better skin, save money, get healthier, look better, travel, earn money, and more. That’s why we earn money, big money.
So the next time we see a problem, let’s think to ourselves, “That’s a great opportunity for someone to earn big money solving that problem.”
Problems are our friends.
In a job, if there is a problem, it may not be your problem. Somebody else has to solve it. And who is that somebody else?
The business owner, of course. If the business owner doesn’t solve the problem, he or she is out of business.
We are in our own networking marketing business. We are responsible for solving our problems. It is this change of viewpoint that is hard for new distributors to master.
For instance, they might say, “Oh, the shipping is too expensive. I can’t build my business with these high shipping prices.”
And the new distributor stops working.
But what would the distributor do if he had the viewpoint of a business owner? He would figure out how to deal with the high cost of shipping or he would know he would be out of business.
With the viewpoint that he has to solve this problem, the distributor could do the following:
Are there obstacles in our business? Yes!
Business owners overcome obstacles. That is why they are the owners.
“No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under him.”
— W. A. Nance
“You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That’s assault, not leadership.”
— Dwight Eisenhower
My worthless sponsor was late for the breakfast club meeting last week, so I asked him what happened. He said:
“My wife and I aren’t talking to each other. We’re giving each other the silent treatment, and I didn’t want to be the first one to break the silence and lose. So I wrote a note on a piece of paper: ‘Please wake me up at 6:30am.’
“Well, I didn’t wake up until 8:30am. Boy, was I mad that my wife didn’t wake me up. Then I noticed a piece of paper on my pillow that said: ‘It’s 6:30am. Wake up.'”